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Today's Sports

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick girls...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from West Brunswick's victory over the Topsail Pirates on Jan. 12. 

  • Dylan Johnson deserves praise...

     About four years ago, girls’ basketball squads in the Mideastern Conference could look at their schedules and automatically chalk the West Brunswick game as a win.

    That’s how far the Lady Trojans had fallen, to the cellar of the league standings.

  • Mercer matches career best with...

     SHALLOTTE –Dylan Johnson took over a West Brunswick’s girls’ basketball team two years ago that had finished in the bottom half of the Mideastern Conference standings several consecutive years prior to his arrival.

    Now in his second year as the Trojan head coach, Johnson has guided his squad to fourth place in the league standings after capturing victories in three of the last four games.

    West Brunswick (11-7, 4-4) earned wins over fellow 3A competitors Topsail, North Brunswick and South Brunswick in a span of five days last week.

  • Daniels’ 26 not enough as...

     SHALLOTTE – The last time Ty Johnson’s West Brunswick team squared off against Laney, it found itself down by more than 20 points in the third quarter.

    Last week’s Friday, Jan. 19, game between the two teams was very much competitive, but the result remained the same as Laney squeaked past West Brunswick with a 65-60 victory.

  • Bethel stays unbeaten, captures...

     It’s been a storybook senior season for West Brunswick wrestler Jacary Bethel.

    The 170-pound reigning eastern regional champion continued his stellar 2017-18 campaign with a pair of individual tournament titles in the last two weekends.

    Jacary Bethel captured the 170-pound weight division title at the Bulldog Brawl on Jan. 20-21 at St. Pauls High School in Robeson County and the 18th Boneyard Bash championship in the same weight class at Jack Britt High School on Jan. 12-13.

  • Williamson resigns as West...

     Kelly Williamson has resigned as West Brunswick’s head football coach.

    Williamson resigned Monday, Jan. 22, he told the Beacon Tuesday afternoon.

    He had worked as the Trojans’ head football coach since 2015, replacing former head coach Bob Hanna.

    “I’m just looking for some other opportunities,” Williamson said. “I appreciate the time I spent at West Brunswick with the kids and the families I got to know. I appreciate the community support. That’s really it.”

  • PHOTOS: Coastal Race Productions...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from Coastal Race Productions' Day 1 Run. 

  • Rest and relaxation away from...

     Editor’s Note: Please email Darren deMaille at tenmindoctor@aol.com with any local happenings that pertain to the game of golf.

     

  • West Brunswick’s Bellamy...

    Most kids spent the winter holiday break unwrapping gifts and showing their buddies what they received through Snapchat,

    For West Brunswick freshman Jesse Bellamy, he spent several days in New Orleans competing against some of the best underclassmen football players in the country in the All-American Bowl in New Orleans.

    Bellamy, who helped West Brunswick’s junior varsity football team finish with a record-setting 9-1 record this past season, was selected to compete in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

  • “Polar Splash” scheduled in...

    The Spring Lake Shiver Polar Splash is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, in Boiling Spring Lakes. The event, which will take place at Spring Lake, raises money for the Jack Helbig Foundation. The money raised through the event will be used for children’s water safety programs. All participants and last-minute registrants should arrive at noon and the splash is scheduled for 1 p.m. Teams and family-friendly costumes are encouraged. You can register for the splash at raceentry.com or jackhelbig.org. Event organizers hope to make the Polar Splash an annual event.